Amadeus signs global agreement with Worldpay

Amadeus and Worldpay, one of the leaders in payment processing, risk management and alternative payments, has announced at, a global agreement to integrate Worldpay’s extensive payment services into the Amadeus Payment Platform (APP) at the 8th annual Airline & Travel Payments Summit (ATPS) event.Amadeus’ travel customers will be able to offer more payment choice to their travellers, therefore enhancing the consumer experience, as they can now accept more payments in more countries and in more currencies through Worldpay’s leading range of payment solutions.

As authorisation is integrated into the ticketing and selling flow, the Amadeus Payment Platform ensures a fast and easy payment process to all its users. Furthermore, enhanced transaction information facilitates the payment reconciliation. The APP also offers travel tailored functionalities that provide a secure payment environment to both travellers and travel providers. A single connection to the APP gives access to a multitude of payment options, streamlining the payment process as it eliminates the need to integrate additional payment providers.

Celia Pereiro, head, Travel Payments, Amadeus said, “We are pleased to partner with one of Europe’s largest payment services providers. Worldpay will help us to fulfil our customers’ payment needs across the globe through a simple payment experience offered to their travellers. With our unique position at the travel and payments crossroads, we are confident that more and more travel providers will acknowledge the value of the APP as they discover a vast, growing range of payment alternatives.”

Amadeus and Worldpay are also working together to optimise the payment process, enhance the consumer experience and maximise transaction acceptance.

Kevin Dallas, chief product and marketing officer, eCommerce, Worldpay, said, “The travel industry is global by its nature and travel providers should have the payment options to match this global scope. Emerging markets represent a huge growth opportunity for Amadeus. We are really excited to work together to provide a streamlined payment process suited for Amadeus’ wide customer base as they look to expand. Our portfolio of over 120 local currencies means Amadeus customers can grow their reach as they are able to accept payment from consumers across regions in their local currency.”

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